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collinear

[ kuh-lin-ee-er, koh- ]
/ kəˈlɪn i ər, koʊ- /
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adjective
lying in the same straight line.
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Origin of collinear

First recorded in 1720–30; col-1 + linear

OTHER WORDS FROM collinear

col·lin·e·ar·i·ty, nouncol·lin·e·ar·ly, adverbnon·col·lin·e·ar, adjective
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How to use collinear in a sentence

  • Any errors left over are to be attributed to other causes than the want of collinearity of the axes of object glass and eyepiece.

    On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall

British Dictionary definitions for collinear

collinear
/ (kɒˈlɪnɪə) /

adjective
lying on the same straight line
having a common line

Derived forms of collinear

collinearity (ˌkɒlɪnɪˈærɪtɪ), nouncollinearly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for collinear

collinear
[ kə-lĭnē-ər ]

Sharing a common line, such as two intersecting planes.
Lying on the same line, such as a set of points.
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